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Coptic Church of St. George (Mari Girgis)

Nearby Roman Fortress | Old (Coptic) Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Originally built in 684 AD by the wealthy scribe Athanasius, this religious site is known for its beautiful Qaa el-Arsan (wedding chamber) that dates from the 4th century.
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Nearby Roman Fortress | Old (Coptic) Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You will see thin bands of steel rods around the church at various heights. When I cam the first time there were terrible steel girders holding the structure preventing it from slowly expanding as it was suffering in a bad way. We proceeded to save...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this church in old Cairo is very important because visiting the church can be done together with a visit of the Coptic (Christian Period) art museum and the visit of old Cairo and many other very old churches (5th-6th century) in addition...More

Thank Fayza H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The St George church is beautiful and well-preserved, with beautiful paintings and more inside. A place to quieten down. There is also a coffee shop, but it closes quite early.

Thank Gustav_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was built in 684 and was rebuilt in 1857. A masterpiece of design and decoration. It features a long half round set of steps leading to the entrance. It was alternating between Copt and Greek ownership, but since the 15th century it has remained...More

Thank Fadi A
Reviewed 14 August 2017

inside the monastery complex is the Church of St. Sergius and St. Bacchus where Joseph and Mary hid in the tomb to evade detection by the Romans. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed 2 July 2017

First of all: it's a Greek Orthodox Monastery not a Coptic Church. It's Heaven on Earth.. So Ancient.. The best place where you find inner peace and feel god.

Thank JeeRyuk N
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The place is very attractive , the church have the tools of the Romans that they ised to tortured saint george , also a cemeteries , the place is too close from the metro station: marigergis station

1  Thank chico w
Reviewed 7 May 2017

A must visit if you are in Old Cairo. Beautiful architecture and the sense of history is everywhere in this absolutely beautiful church. Very interesting Church dedicated to the famous saint. One section features all the benefactors who came to prayer and ask for support...More

Thank sanjukta s
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A very beautiful church, it's not very large but is filled with history. a must see if you are in old Cario

Thank Victor T
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It's so beautiful , So full of details and colors I loved the graveyards , It's so calm and beautiful and there's a small church there.

Thank Joe S
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